The pope is TIME magazine’s man of the year–but can he deliver on institutional changes? He’s embraced the poor and snuck out of the Vatican to help homeless people. He’s openly embraced LGBT believers as well as atheists. And the election of the first pope from Latin America may be a symbolic shift in where the Catholic Church’s followers lie. NPR’s Cokie Roberts joined Maria Hinojosa to talk about how the media as well as everyday Catholics see him.
Cokie Roberts is a regular contributor to NPR’s Morning Edtion. At NPR she previously served as the congressional correspondent for more than 10 years. In addition to her work for NPR, Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News, providing analysis for all network news programming.